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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .

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With respect for the privacy of homeowners, information requested under questions b, e and m, this has been provided as a total only and has not been provided at a suburb level.

Similarly for questions j and l, data is unable to be provided at a suburb level.

All data provided is accurate as at 28 February 2018. For further updates, please continue to monitor the quarterly reports and the website.

Taxation—payroll tax waivers (Question No 987)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 23 February 2018:

(1) Further to question taken on notice No 9 on 10 November 2017 as part of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts' inquiry into referred 2016-17 annual and financial reports, can the Treasurer provide in relation to $746 523.41 payroll tax write off (a) a breakdown of which companies were liquidated, resulting in outstanding payroll tax being written off and (b) the amount of outstanding payroll tax written off per liquidated company.

(2) Further to question taken on notice No 9 on 10 November 2017 as part of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts' inquiry into referred 2016-17 annual and financial reports, can the Treasurer provide in relation to $746,523.41 payroll tax write off (a) a breakdown the total number of companies by industry area where the companies liquidated resulting in outstanding payroll tax being written off and (b) the total amount of outstanding payroll tax written off per industry area.

(3) Can the Treasurer provide a breakdown of all debt written off by the ACT Revenue office during (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 to date by (i) category, (ii) amount and (iii) reason for write off.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) and (2)

As noted in the answer to question taken on notice No 9 on 10 November 2017 as part of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts' inquiry into referred 2016-17 annual and financial reports, a write off of payroll tax debt in 2016-17 of $746,523.41 was due to the liquidation of a number of related companies grouped for payroll tax purposes.

Under the Taxation Administration Act 1999, the disclosure of information that either does, or is likely to, directly or indirectly, identify a particular taxpayer is not permitted. Providing further details, such as company names or industries, would contravene these privacy provisions.

(3) A breakdown of debt written off by revenue line is in the following table. The amounts in each tax line relate to multiple taxpayers. It is not possible to provide a reason for each write-off as to do so would breach the privacy provisions of the Taxation Administration Act 1999.


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